WALLONIA

OVERVIEW

Wallonia is one of the three Regions of Belgium—alongside Flanders and Brussels. Its Sustainable development department (SDD) was set up in July 2012 by the Walloon Government and since then undertakes several tasks in order to move towards a more sustainable region.

SPP HIGHLIGHTS

      • Wallonia and Brussels regions have established a portal for public procurement in 2009. A series of tools have been developed and/or gathered into the portal to favor the inclusion of environmental, social and ethical criteria in public procurement.
      • In 2017, the Walloon government adopted its second Action Plan for responsible (sustainable) public purchases. It lasts from 2017-2019 with the objective to attain 100% of green public procurements by 2020.
      • Several tools and actions have already been developed during the first action plan for sustainable public purchases (2013-2016) such as a helpdesk to assist contracting authorities in the integration of environmental, social and ethical clauses.
      • In 2013, the government of Wallonia decided to set up a purchasing policy on
        sustainable public procurement, in which Wallonian contracting entities are invited to register for their purchases of supplies, services and works.

      3,633,795

      Population

      2017

      Date joined

      CONTACT

      Louise Dessart

      Responsible Public Procurement Project Manager

       

      WEBSITE

       

      More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

      IN ACTION

      SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

      In 2017, the Walloon government adopted its second Action Plan for responsible (sustainable) public purchases. It lasts from 2017-2019 with the objective to attain 100% of green public procurements by 2020.

      SPP TARGETS

      The main objective of the Action Plan is to attain 100% of green public procurements by 2020. This means public procurements without social dumping, SME-friendly, fostering professional insertion, contributing to the fight against climate change and contributing to efficient resources management.

      In addition, this plan will contribute to the achievement of Wallonia’s international commitments in terms of sustainable development, especially SDG 12 on sustainable consumption and production.

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      FURTHER INFORMATION

      For further information on the activities of Wallonia visit their website:

      Website

      or email procurement@iclei.org 

      PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

      CO2-performance ladder project

      Instrument that helps organizations reduce their carbon emissions in the organization, in projects and in the business sector. Partnership with Flanders and Brussels.

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